lend support to (something)

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lend support to (something)

1. To add information or details to something, especially to make it seem more credible or probable. Do you have any evidence that lends support to your assertion? We cannot do anything that will lend support to our opponents' allegations about us.
2. To provide assistance or approval to something. The president is lending support to the governor's re-election campaign. Your department will have responsibility, but the sales team will lend support to the project if needed.
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lend supˈport, ˈweight, ˈcredence, etc. to something

make something seem more likely to be true or genuine: This latest evidence lends support to her theory.
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Summary: New Delhi [India], July 12 (ANI): Soon after former South Africa batsman Ab de Villiers cleared the air regarding recent controversy, India skipper Virat Kohli lent support to his Indian Premier League team-mate calling him as the most honest and committed person he knows.
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Optimism about tightening market balances lent support to energy prices and natural gas in particular, writes Norbert Rucker, Head Macro & Commodity Research
Tokyo stocks edged down Tuesday morning amid a dearth of fresh trading incentives, although hopes for European Central Bank action to tackle the region's debt crisis lent support to the market.
That the household registration on which the tax system was based became a marker of social status (certification as Han Chinese) and lent support for land ownership claims was an unanticipated consequence that preserved references to the lijia even as its reality collapsed.
Ireland, which lent support to the US war effort by turning Shannon airport into a military transit centre, must remain on red alert against the increasing danger of attacks.
Tom Bell (front), managing director of Warwickshire-based TNT, joins England and Leicester Tigers rugby stars Martin Johnson, Dorian West and Neil Back, who have lent support to the parcel delivery company's campaign to raise pounds 250,000 for disadvantaged children.
The Met Office lent support to optimism that the meeting will get the go-ahead.
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Transporters from other MTMC terminal units also lent support for the mission, said Chambers.
A large group of supporters from various agribusiness organizations, companies and individuals lent support for the ag high school concept early on and helped the academy become a reality.
He examines elements of native romance and of specifically English hagiography that, refashioned by Spenser's artistry, lent support to an ardently nationalistic and militantly Protestant poet.
FOOD tycoon Lord Vestey has lent support to the Liverpool Carters' Association's quest to build a statue commemorating shire horses.